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1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS/GT--was either of the two a barn find?

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#1 HistoryBuff

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 21:58

This is an odd looking car. I think it's rear engined but looks at first clance like mid-engined RS spyder with a 904 front roof section attached and then behind that an extended rear cabin with big rectrangular side windows and then the roof ends in a  chopped off severely vertical rear backlite set between two flying buttresses that only extend out an inch or two. I think one is in the Porsche Museum.

OIn the internet site http://www.cartype.c...arrera_gt__1963

there are very good pictures of a restored one, so I know at least one of the two has been found and restored but I was wondering if the other one got away from Porsche for awhile and was found at a bargain price and restored and if there is a story on that discovery on the internet?

I;d also like an opinion on whether this came after the Abarth Carreras and was it any faster than those or lighter? I understand Porsche wasn't happy with the Abarth Porsches which is why they cut production off at 20 (some say 21).